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10000ft

2 Ratings

Podio

89 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.2 out of 101

Podio

89 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.
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Podio

I think Podio is flexible enough to be useful to almost any non profit or business. We built a suite of apps for event planning that completely streamlined our planning and logistics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Podio
7.0
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Podio
9.2
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Podio
7.4
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Podio
6.8
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Podio
8.9
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Podio
9.6
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Podio
5.9
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Podio
6.6
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Podio
6.1
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Podio
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
Podio
9.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Podio
4.5
Mobile Access
10000ft
Podio
6.5

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Podio
5.8
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Podio
6.4

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
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  • Podio's apps are the most customizable tools I have seen anywhere, and I have tested and evaluated a large number of work management solutions. The abstract nature of their apps makes them ideal for very specific, niche cases as well as common, general purpose uses. The solution is elegant: an app is simply a collection of app items, with characteristics and perhaps links to other apps & their app items, all of which can be defined by your needs. Anyone who enjoys making "lists" of "things" should love this.
  • Custom reporting is a dream in Podio. I can take any characteristics or fields in any of my app items, compare or filter them with other apps' items, run calculations on them and figure totals by month, team member or almost anything else you can imagine. The possibilities really seem limited only by your imagination.
  • Podio has a lot of features, but another strength to factor in is third-party support. There are a lot of outside companies that offer additional features like detailed workflows, synchronizations between other cloud-based apps, and possibly even graphs in the near future.
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Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
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  • The biggest issue with Podio is the confusion with contacts. Podio has multiple forms of contacts which can be confusing and impact functionality. For CRM external contacts can be used but they can't be customized as needed (grouped by organization, link to social profiles, etc). To address this creating a contacts app works but limits other functionality (seeing contacts as contacts from mobile, callouts in comments). Currently I am using the contacts as an app method but hope the developers will integrate this better in the future.
  • The double edged sword of functionality vs simplicity falls a little against Podio as a platform. While many of the key functions are well thought out the inability to customize as needed can be frustrating. Coming from a traditional database (access, salesforce, etc) mentality the lack of data types and ability to customize is limiting.
  • Mobile access can also be frustrating depending on the use. Podio has stated that they want the system to be live and interactive so having an offline version doesn't make sense. While that makes sense it can be a deal breaker for mobile users with spotty connections.
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Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
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Podio9.1
Based on 17 answers
We've switched between a number of project management apps and we're always looking for the next piece of software that's going to make our lives easier. Podio has done that.
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Usability

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Podio6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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Reliability and Availability

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Podio8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

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Podio8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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Support

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Podio9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful
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Implementation

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Podio7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
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Scalability

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Podio10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
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  • Does as promised - online home for remote organization.
  • Didn't take training or give this product a fair chance. The pain at our organization wasn't that great.
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Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Podio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details